We knew about a hard-core, track-focused version of the McLaren P1 for a while, and even heard from the company that such a thing is indeed in the works. The car has now been officially confirmed, priced, and received its official name: McLaren P1 GTR.
GTR in McLaren’s book is a badge with remarkable historic significance, as it once belonged to the Le Mans winner McLaren F1 GTR. Unlike the F1 though, the P1 GTR is not entering any official racing series. It will be a track toy for the extremely wealthy people.
McLaren P1 GTR will go into production when the 375th and final example of the road car has been completed. It has a limited production run which makes it essentially build to order, and will be priced at £1.98m, including a tailored program created for each customer to build driver capability.
Since McLaren P1 GTR is not a road-legal car, the engineers have gone crazy with it, pushing the limits of what’s possible to achieve greater levels of performance, grip, aerodynamics and downforce. The new aerodynamics gives the P1 GTR a different look than the road car, while its upgraded powertrain gives the driver access to 1,000PS (986 bhp).
The driver training program will include exclusive consultations with the McLaren driver fitness team and Design Director Frank Stephenson, privileged access to one of the McLaren racing simulators, and participation in a minimum of six dedicated international drive events to be held at some of the world’s most iconic Formula 1™ circuits.